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AIA Rochester Holds 2022 Annual Meeting

Meeting featured ROC the Riverway update, Honor Awards, and state of the chapter

AIA Rochester held its Annual Meeting at The Little Theatre on October 27, 2022. The evening began with a Happy Hour and networking opportunity in the historic Art Deco themed theatre lobby before the presentation was held in the theatre.

Keynote speaker Crues and Vice President Woodcock

Kamal L. Crues, P.E., ROC the Riverway Program Manager for the City of Rochester, presented an in depth keynote speech outlining the project and its progress for the members. Completed, ongoing, and future projects under the ROC the Riverway umbrella were presented - many designed by member firms. As a structural engineer who also holds a Master of Architecture, Crues also discussed the design intent and parameters of projects. He concluded his presentation with a focus on Roc the Aqueduct, which is still garnering public input for the direction of the redesign of the Broad Street Bridge. See the City's video and weigh in here. More information can be found at

AIA Rochester's 2022 Honor Awards winners were recognized at the meeting. Dave Beinetti, AIA received the prestigious AIA Rochester Medal of Honor for lifetime achievement, which is the highest honor the chapter bestows upon a member. Sara DeSalvo, AIA received the Emerging Rochester Architect of the Year Award. C

hristina Fluman, Associate AIA was honored as the Volunteer of the Year. Cannan, Alexander & Scott was recognized as Partner of the Year and Andrew Petrosky, AIA received his Past President's medal.

Jay Woodcock, AIA, 2022 Vice President of AIA Rochester, presented the chapter's 2022 endeavors and accomplishments as well as the election winners and new 2023 Board of Directors. He concluded the evening by outlining some his goals for next year as president, which focus on member re-engagement and participation.

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